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Courses offered by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies are listed under the subject code REES on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses website.

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) coordinates the University's teaching, research, and extracurricular activities related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus and administers a one-year interdisciplinary M.A. graduate degree program. Information on the center's degree programs and other activities is available at the CREEES web site. CREEES and its degree programs are directed by the CREEES Steering Committee, composed of faculty members associated with the Center. The program draws on the strengths of nationally recognized area faculty and research affiliates and significant library and archival collections at Stanford.

​​Courses offered by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies are listed under the subject code REES on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses website. Please be advised, that only a portion of the courses related to the region are listed or cross-listed under the REES subject code. To see the full list of courses related to the region, offered by the departments across the university, , please visit CREEES website

Undergraduate Program Minor in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Students interested in a minor should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures which offers the following relevant minors:

  • Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

  • Russian Language

  • Russian Language, Literature and Culture

  • Russian Culture

Undergraduate Academic Theme House:
At Home Abroad House: Slavic, Francophone and Italian Cultures and Languages

The At Home Abroad House at Yost in Governor’s Corner is an undergraduate residence that houses 61 upperclass students and offers a the opportunity to expand knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the cultures, languages, histories and contemporary societies of Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia in a broader comparative and global context. AHA House is a vibrant, diverse community that allows students to explore languages and cultures beyond the English-speaking world through activities including film series, seminars, cooking classes, language tables, resident-led events, off-campus outings and meetings with faculty, artists and scholars from all over the world.

Overseas Studies Programs

Undergraduates interested in the study of languages, history, culture and social organization of the countries of Russia, Eurasia and East Europe may apply to study at the Stanford center in Berlin. Information about this program is available at the Bing Overseas Studies Program web site.

Graduate Programs in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies offers an M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, a coterminal M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and a joint M.A./J.D. in conjunction with the Stanford Law School.

Since the University does not offer a Ph.D. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, students wishing to pursue a REEES-related doctoral program must apply to one of the departments offering a Ph.D. with an emphasis on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe, such as the departments of History, Anthropology, Political Science, or Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Financial Aid

CREEES may offer a number of full- and partial-tuition scholarships to eligible entering CREEES M.A. students. These awards are made for one year of full-time study on the basis of merit. All applicants to the CREEES M.A. program automatically are considered for a tuition award, and successful applicants are notified of their aid awards simultaneously with their admissions offers.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program awards funding to pursue graduate education at Stanford to students from all disciplines, with additional opportunities for leadership training and collaboration across fields. For more information please visit Knight-Hennessy Scholars program website


Director of the Center: Amir Weiner

Associate Director: Jovana Lazić Knežević

Director of Graduate Studies: Amir Weiner

Affiliated Faculty and Staff:

Art and Art History: Srđan Keča, Pavle Levi, Karla Oeler, Bissera Pentcheva

Comparative Literature: Burcu Karahan

Education, School of: Martin Carnoy

Engineering, School of: Margaret Brandeau, Siegfried Hecker, William Perry (emeritus)

English:  Nancy Ruttenburg

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies: Coit Blacker, Christophe Crombez, Rose Gottemoeller, Gail Lapidus (emerita), Steven Pifer, Kathryn Stoner

Graduate School of Business: llya Strebulaev

History: Robert Crews, Terence Emmons (emeritus), David Holloway (emeritus), Katherine Jolluck, Nancy Kollmann, Norman Naimark, Aron Rodrigue, Amir Weiner, Ali Yaycıoğlu, Steven Zipperstein

Hoover Institute: Elena Danielson (emerita), John Dunlop (emeritus), Timothy Garton Ash, Paul Gregory,  Bertrand Patenaude, Anatol Shmelev, Maciej Siekierski

International Policy Studies: Eric Morris

International Relations: Robert Rakove

Language Center: Jara Dusatko, Rima Greenhill, Lessia Jarboe, Leelo Kask, Eugenia (Zhenya) Khassina, Suzan Negip Schatt, Bisera Rakicevic, Eva Soos Szoke, Gerardina Malgorzata Szudelski

Law, School of: Allen Weiner

Linguistics: Boris Harizanov, Vera Gribanov

Medicine, School of:  Grant Miller, Douglas Owens 

Political Science:  Anna Grzymala-Busse, David Holloway (emeritus), David Laitin, Michael McFaul

Psychology: Lera Boroditsky

Slavic Languages and Literatures: Lazar Fleishman, Gregory Freidin (emeritus), Monika Greenleaf, Yuliya Ilchuk, Dominick Lawton, Gabriella Safran, Richard Schupbach (emeritus)

Sociology: Nancy Tuma (emerita), 

Stanford Libraries: Zachary Baker (emeritus), Liisi Esse, John Eilts, Margarita Nafpaktitis, Karen Rondestvedt (emerita), Wojciech Zalewski (emeritus)

Theater and Performance Studies: Branislav Jakovljević